The track that started us !

Friends of Mt Field

In many respects the track between Lakes Fenton and Webster was the catalyst for the Friends of Mount Field. Clearing the vegetation, particularly the Bauera, was proving too much to be done within the then adopt-a-track programme and help from others was needed. The track included several wet areas which have progressively been hardened with […]

Harmony Day – a huge success

The three day leadership event for the Get Outside Program was a huge success. This course was wrapped around the Harmony Day Celebration at Mount Field National Park where 130 people spent the day going on bush walks, having picnics, playing soccer and dancing. The new leaders and the experienced leaders were fantastic, taking turns […]

Calling All Citizen Scientists (Southern Tasmania)

UTAS CARES seeks to develop sustainable collaborative arrangements between UTAS (staff and students) and a broad range of grassroots ecological community volunteer groups (CARE groups) in Southern Tasmania. We are looking for CARE groups interested in engaging in the following activities in 2016. If you are interested in any of the below, please contact e.shannon@utas.edu.au […]

Developments at Quarantine Station

New Signage and Displays The new “Headhouse” Interpretation Centre is nearing completion and open to visitors. Friends of The Quarantine Station and Caretakers have worked tirelessly on new displays, opening of one of the original hothouses, building new toilets and outside relaxation areas for visitors, installing an innovative plumbing and water reticulation system to service […]

Successful Quarantine AGM

Quarantine Station AGM Powers Ahead On Saturday 19th March members met to elect the new committee for the Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine. All positions were filled and the 2016 committee is Kathy Duncombe (President), Peter Williams (Secretary), Richard Moyer (Treasurer), Jenny Boyer and Paul Shelley (Committee members) and Rob Banfield (Publicity Officer). The Treasurer’s […]

Freycinet turns 100 !

Friends of Freycinet

Hello to all the Friends of Freycinet! 2016 is a very special year to be a friend of this much loved Park. Why? Because together with our friends the Friends of Mt Field we are celebrating our Centenary this year. The Parks and Wildlife Service and all stakeholders ( that’s includes us!) will be holding […]

Get Outside visits Hastings Caves

35 people joined us for a magical day exploring the underground delights of Hastings Caves. Although everyone agreed it was a long day in a slow bus, it was unanimous that it was worth it. The participants enjoyed games at the beach in Dover on the way down and a lovely shared lunch at Hastings […]

Hard to completely beat

Within the bush in McRobies Gully lies a few spots that were smothered in Erica or Broom and we first worked on them in 2006. One location was within the area of a management burn in Spring 2015 and amazingly almost everything but a patch of Erica had been burnt. It proved to be a […]

Alpine Environment Protected by Wildcare Grant

Friends of Mt Field

A Wildcare grant of $1846 was received by the Friends of Mount Field in June 2015 for laying out and pinning of approximately 700 sqm of shadecloth on an alpine area to be revegetated. This area is at the Mt Mawson ski tow in Mount Field National Park, which had undergone earthworks some two years […]

Original Settler’s descendants visit the Quarantine Station

Saturday 20th February 2016 was a special day for the descendants of Anthony Cox & Jane Daly, two convicts who resided at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station site from 1856 – 1902. The descendants of their eleven children came from near and far and gathered at the Quarantine Station after scattering John & Mavis Crane’s […]